800,000 Canadians Own XboxesMicrosoft has sold more than 800,000 Xbox game consoles in Canada and Ill bet most people use them the way Bill Gates intended. That is, they buy or rent Microsoft XBox games and have fun with the machine as is. However, theres a devoted group of tech-minded individuals who cant leave well enough alone. Theyve cracked open the box, soldered in electronic components called modchips and rewritten the software that controls the console. Some people have used modchips to allow them to run pirated games. Others want to run non-Microsoft games, DVDs and other software not designed to run on the Xbox.